Police has reportedly arrested ten college students for playing PUBG in India. Gujarat has banned the game last week over concerns that it’s too addicting and violent. The students were released on bail later today.
The students were apparently so engrossed in the game that they didn’t look up and notice police approaching to arrest them, one cop told local media.
PUBG is still legal in the rest of India, but Gujarat singled out the game after parents and educators complained that the game was too violent and distracted students from studying.
Last month, PUBG’s parent company Bluehole released a statement to local Indian media to address the concerns, saying, “we also believe that it is extremely important for us to be a responsible member of the gaming ecosystem. To this end, we constantly work and shall continue to work with parents, educators, and government bodies, and listen to their feedback on what we can do.”